Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

When More is Better

Most cells in the body have two copies of each chromosome. But some cells,
including the sub-perineurial glia cells (nuclei labeled green) encasing this larval fruit fly brain
lobe, have an increase in DNA copy number. By studying cells like these, Whitehead Member
Terry Orr-Weaver investigates how and why cells increase or decrease copies of their DNA.

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Whitehead Fellow Sebastian Lourido

March 17, 2017

Whitehead Fellow Sebastian Lourido speaks about proposed budget cuts

The budget proposed on March 15, 2017 would cut National Institutes of Health funding by an estimated 20 percent.

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THE WHITEHEAD SPRING LECTURE SERIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Due to overwhelming response, registration for the 2017 program, "The Human Microbiome: What Your Gut Is Telling You", is closed.

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